Smilies

Explanation

'Smilies' are small graphical images that can be used to convey an emotion or feeling. If you have used email or internet chat, you are likely familiar with the smilie concept. Certain standard strings are automatically converted into smilies. Try twisting your head on one side if you do not 'get' smilies; using a bit of imagination should reveal a face of some description.

If you want to disable smilies in a post that you make, you can select the 'Disable Smilies' option when posting. This is particularly useful if you are posting program code and you do not want ;) converted to a smilie face!

Smilie List

What to Type
Resulting Graphic
Meaning
  • Generic Smilies
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad
    Mad
    Mad
  • :rofl
    rofl
    rofl
  • :stickoutt
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :eyebrows
    eyebrows
    eyebrows
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :devillook
    devillook
    devillook
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :alright
    alright
    alright
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :shifty
    Shifty
    Shifty
  • :rolleyes
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek
    EEK!
    EEK!